News Release 191

Fall Fun Event planned at Wallace State Park Oct. 19

Volume 39-191 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

The public is invited to join in the fun at Wallace State Park near Cameron on Saturday, Oct 19, for the annual Fall Fun Event. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the event begins at 10 a.m. at the campground amphitheater.
This year’s activities include, “Find the Pumpkin,” a trail hiking adventure that challenges hikers to find hidden pumpkins on the trails for prizes. Visitors can also view a live birds of prey presentation by Operation Wildlife at 2 p.m., and in the evening there will be a double feature movie presentation of “Spiders: A Life with Silk” and “Owls of Missouri,” beginning at 7:30 p.m.

A visit to Wallace State Park is also a great opportunity to log miles as a part of the Governor’s 100 Missouri Miles challenge. To celebrate Missouri’s distinction as the “Best Trails State” by American Trails and to encourage Missourians to enjoy the outdoors, Gov. Jay Nixon and First Lady Georganne Nixon are inviting Missourians to join them in completing 100 Missouri Miles of outdoor physical activity by the end of the year.

For more information and to take the Challenge, visit Participants can also share adventures, post photos and learn about upcoming events by connecting with 100 Missouri Miles on Facebook and Twitter.

Wallace State Park is located seven miles south of Cameron on Highway 121. From Interstate 35, take Exit 48, go south on Highway 69 for one-half mile, and then take Highway 121 for one mile to park entrance. For more information about the event, contact the park at 816-632-3745. For more information on Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.